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This information supports and supplements information included in the UNC-Chapel Hill Design Guidelines—specifically, Chapter II: Construction Documents Submittal requirements, Chapter III: Construction and Demolition Waste Management and Chapter V: Sections 01606, 01505, and 02070. Contact BJ Tipton at 919-962-7251.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Get the Green Edge AgendaThe Orange County Solid Waste Department in conjunction with UNC’s Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling and NC Recycling Business Assistance Center is sponsoring a half-day educational event for builders working within the Orange County and greater Triangle Area.

The event is titled: Get the Green Edge: The Whys and Hows of Construction Waste Management in Orange County.

The first half of the sessions will focus on the regulatory environments surrounding the Orange County RRMO and subsequent UNC regulations/policies.  The second session of the event will feature local builders with experience and success maximizing construction waste diversion in residential and/or commercial construction.

More importantly, it is our goal to have representative from recycling firms that can handle clean wood, drywall, carpet, ceiling tiles, deconstruction/reuse, vinyl siding, shingles and other materials. Our intent is to connect the recyclers directly with builders in an informal setting.

The event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at our main office at 1207 Eubanks Road on June 9, 2009. In the event that attendance exceeds 50 registrants, the event will relocate to the Homestead Center. A firm location decision is expected on June 1.


  • Venable Demolition Waste Management Results – The decommissioning and demolition of Venable Hall, an eighty-year-old chemistry building, took three years to plan and eight months to carry out. Salvage and recycling were priorities from the beginning to the end of the project. Overall, the project achieved a 61% rate of diversion from the landfill, a number that could well have been raised but for a very complicated hazardous materials situation. This presentation explores the salvage and recycling aspect of the decommissioning and demolition process.
  • Getting The Green Edge – This presentation is the first in a series of Contractor Outreach workshops. It gives an overview of C&D recycling as it fits into green building trends nationally, locally, and at UNC-CH. It introduces the concept of Zero Waste and explores the advantages of source separation over using a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Prepared by BJ Tipton.
  • Planning for Construction and Demolition Waste Management – This presentation highlights some planning needed to prepare for construction and demolition waste management–BEFORE construction ever begins. Prepared by BJ Tipton for the National Recycling Coalition’s 2006 annual conference.
  • Construction and Demolition Materials Reuse – This presentation was given by BJ Tipton and Sarah Myers at the Building Material Reuse & Recycling Association’s 2005 Deconstruction Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2004 Murphey Hall and Peabody Hall Renovations – Note: The Murphey project used a combination of source separation and a mixed load processor. The Peabody project did not use a mixed load processor.
  • UNC-CH Construction and Demolition Waste Management and Site & Space Planning – This presentation highlights construction and demolition waste planning issues and various project results.  It also gives a brief overview of the site and space planning section of this webpage (i.e. indoor, outdoor and walkway recycling in completed projects). Prepared by BJ Tipton and Sarah Myers.
  • OWRR Guidelines – This presentation is a review of the OWRR webpage features and highlights changes to the requirements. Prepared by Jen Maxwell, Sarah Myers and BJ Tipton for Collegiate Recyclers Coalition (CRC) meeting.